Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
This is what you get when you bring three of the best musicians on the planet together, a fireball that thrills as it melts the skin off your body in one single blast.
With the quicksilver fretwork and rough edged blues howl of Richie Kotzen, the jaw-dropping bass of Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy’s unrelenting locomotive drums, ‘Xanadu’ draws you in from the opening note and refuses to let you go.
With its city block flattening groove and bone deep soul, here’s a tune that could only be handled by three masters of their craft working together. Whilst Sheehan and Portnoy bring their voodoo guaranteed to make you move, Kotzen fires off a righteous solo that blazes with a fierce light from his very core.
The dictionary defines Xanadu as an idealised place of great magnificence or beauty and with this monster, The Winery Dogs have knocked that concept out of the park.
Official Music Video for “Xanadu” from the album III available here: https://linktr.ee/thewinerydogs